The pandemic has changed a lot of our plans for fall, but thankfully it has not taken away one tradition…apple picking. Apple picking on the North Shore has been underway for a couple of weeks, but there are still many delicious varieties to choose from if you haven’t gone yet! (Be sure to note if a farm requires advance ticket purchase.) All require masks and social distancing and will be limiting the number of people picking at all times, so show up early or be prepared to wait. Many of these farms also offer pumpkins for sale, apple cider and cider donuts.
Once you choose a farm, make sure to check their website or call to ensure the orchards are open and the apple variety you’re looking for is available.
1267 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA
Hours: 9 am to 4:30 pm (Sundays – 9 am to 3 pm)
Boston Hill Farm
1370 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm
54 Felton St. Peabody, MA
Hours: 10 am to 4 pm (closed Mondays)
Connemara House Farm
252 Rowley Bridge Road, Topsfield, MA
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays only, from 9:30 am to 4 pm
143 Argilla Rd. Ipswich, MA
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm (closed Mondays)
315 South Bradford Street North Andover, MA
Hours: 8 am to 5 pm